Thursday, November 10, 2022

Q&A with Roger A. Canaff

From my Q&A with Roger A. Canaff, author of City Dark: A Thriller:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I think City Dark takes the reader well into the story, or at least the literary backdrop, which is the 1977 blackout that struck New York City in July of 1977. The title itself comes from a series of communiques between leadership at ConEd (Consolidated Edison, the power company that serves NYC). The communiques described various markers as the crisis unfolded due to the strong storms in the area (individual power plants down, overload notifications, etc.). The last communique, at 9:37 p.m., was by some accounts “Consolidated Edison Power Down.” From that, I added a final, if obvious endnote:...[read on]
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